New gift from the Giustina Forest Foundation will secure outstanding leader and enhance vital library resources
L-R: UO student Jeffrey Newmark, Nick Giustina, arts and administration instructor David Turner, student Indigo Vance Eyebright, Dan Giustina, student Esther Weng, Dean of Libraries Adriene Lim
The autographs of every U.S. President from Washington to Reagan. Oregon Trail diaries handwritten by nineteenth-century pioneers. Original glass-plate negatives of historic Native American portraits. Bill Bowerman’s letterman sweater and the game ball from the 1920 Rose Bowl. The manuscript of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, straight from Ken Kesey’s typewriter. A folio of Shakespeare’s plays published in 1632. A limited-edition artist’s book printed and bound only weeks ago.
What do these things have in common? They all share the same home.
Peg Lynch with her "Ethel and Albert" co-star Alan Bunce, 1953.
Staff at the University of Oregon Libraries were deeply saddened to learn about the recent death of Peg Lynch, a pioneer in broadcast entertainment whose papers are housed in our Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). Lynch created, wrote, and starred in Ethel and Albert, a domestic comedy that debuted as a national radio program in 1944 and moved to television in 1950. She is widely acknowledged as one of the true originators of the American television sitcom.
During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the construction of a book of music was a laborious process which involved many steps and numerous skilled craftsmen. Each book was scribed by hand, resulting in a unique piece of work, characteristic of its purpose and its origin, and every region had its own distinctive styles of text script and musical notation.
Exhibit in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room
Mounted in conjunction with the University of Oregon's 3rd biennial Latino Roots Celebration, this exhibit presents original materials pulled from several SCUA manuscript collections, including the PCUN Records (Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste--Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United--Oregon's farmworkers union and largest Latino organization in the state), the John Little Papers, the Jefferson Center for Education and Research Records, and the UO student records of MEChA, "Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztala
The UO Libraries is pleased to announce the winner of our annual contest to design new digital wallpaper for the library's workstations and internet kiosks.
Ali Garrett, a junior majoring in digital arts, created the winning design that will be used on more than 700 computers throughout the libraries in the upcoming academic year. She received a $250 prize and a certificate of recognition.
Open to all current UO students, the annual digital wallpaper design competition continues to increase in popularity.